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A Day of Rememberance: Gaza

A Day of Rememberance: Gaza

From Rector Michael Sniffen of The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in the Diocese of Long Island:

Today at 3PM Christians, Muslims, Jews and people of no faith tradition will meet at the Barclay Center to make placards for Gaza and take photographs for the Freedom4Palestine Project. Participants will then undertake a silent march to The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew where a memorial service will take place to honor the many innocents killed in Gaza in recent weeks.


The service will give voice to the lament of Palestinians and friends around the world who continue to stand in horror at the inhumane brutality inflicted upon the people of Gaza by the Israeli government. The service will include prayer, messages from Palestinians in exile, greetings from Interfaith leaders and activists, a family-friendly art project and time for silence. Following the memorial, all are welcome to stay for a meal and opportunities to connect with others around issues of justice and peace for Gaza and our own communities.

Speakers:

● Esperanza Martell, Professor at CUNY Hunter College and Activist

● Lamis Deek, Human Rights Lawyer and Activist

● Daniel Strum, Adalah-NY

● Shehnaz Sheik Abdeljaber, reading conversations with Assma

● Amar Husain, will be reading a story from Gaza

● Rob Robinson, Take Back The Land

● Hala Alyan, Poet

● Jahayra Richardson, activist

● Tala Abu Rahmeh, writer and poet

● The Rev. Michael Sniffen, Rector of St. Luke and St. Matthew

● The Very Revd Hosam E. Naoum, Dean of St. George’s Jerusalem

Press Contacts:

Michael Sniffen (516) 993-3423

Amar Husain (917) 345-6211

Hashtag for this event: #NYC2GAZA

For more information please visit the Facebook Event Page: http://on.fb.me/1u2DDdU

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Paul Powers

So, will Justice4Palestine also call on Hamas to stop sending rockets into Israel? Do they have any constructive proposals for how the Israelis should deal with the rocket attacks other than do nothing and hope no rockets get past the "iron dome" (and would any other nation show that much restraint)?

And before anyone says the all that's needed for peace in the region is for Israel to withdraw from the occupied territories, why wasn't there peace there before 1967?

Israel doesn't have clean hands, but to demand Israel stop all military action without demanding anything of Hamas isn't helpful.

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